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Gleaners and I
Tuesday, September 25th at 7:00pm

Part of UC’s Romance and Arabic Languages and Literatures Food Week
Sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the Center for Film and Media Studies at UC


Gleaning is the act of collecting leftover crops from farmers' fields after they have been commercially harvested.  The film tracks a series of gleaners as they hunt for food, knicknacks, thrown away items, and personal connection.

Director Varda travels the French countryside as well as the city to find and film not only field gleaners, but also urban gleaners and those connected to gleaners, including a wealthy restaurant owner whose ancestors were gleaners.

The film spends time capturing the many aspects of gleaning and the many people who glean to survive.


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